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Local Beef Producer Don Smith Elected to Cattleman’s Beef Board

Don Smith of the Starr Ridge Community of Hopkins County has been involved in agriculture on the family farm for a number of decades. First in the dairy business, Don and his wife Marilyn began to shift to beef production in recent years. This week, Don was named to the 100-member Executive Committee of the Cattleman’s Beef Board, a part of the national Beef Checkoff Program. Because of his tireless service to organizations including Texas Beef Council, Texas Association of Dairyman, National Cattleman’s Beef Association, Texas Farm Bureau and others since the 1980’s, his name came up for nomination. The committee selection process actually comes through the White House by the Secretary of Agriculture. Collectively, the members of the committee have backgrounds in and are involved in every aspect of agriculture in the US. Over the next few weeks, Don will be attending a number of meetings as new committee members learn about long-term beef promotion and research projects already in place. He and his wife plan to continue their ranching operation in Hopkins County and their support of local youth-in-agriculture organizations.


Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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